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Old 07-31-2008, 10:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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blackjackel: my alternator is not physically/mechanically disconnected, it's just electrically disconnected. The stock belt is still turning the alt pulley.

When I originally wrote this thread in 2006, I had removed the belt entirely and fashioned a replacement to turn the water pump because I wanted to remove ALL alternator losses including bearing and pulley fan. This time, I just disconnected the alternator wire.
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